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Object ID

2019.2.94

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1944

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Postcard marked "POSTKARTE DOPISNICE" with a purple postage stamp of Hitler in the top right corner and a border of purple leaves, "HAGIBOR" stamped in red on left side, writing in pencil on back.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Nelli Mueller was a Jew who married a Czech ethnic German, Bohomil Mueller. For “violation” of the Nuremberg racial laws, she would be interned in Hagibor, a “mixed race” slave labor camp (Sonderlager) for spouses of mixed marriages. She was subsequently deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945, a few months before that camp was liberated. Her husband had been consigned to a series of labor camps, the last of which was an Organization Todt subcamp of Mittelbau-Dora, working in the mines producing the V1/V2 bombs. Nelli’s address on the postcard, Prag XI Schweringasse 1201, is a Gestapo office used to address mail for Hagibor inmates. Postcard uncancelled, hand stamped “Hagibor” in red by censor.

Dimensions

4 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Hagibor, Sonderlager, Nelli Mueller, mixed marriage, Theresienstadt, Organization Todt

Subcollection

Labor

German Occupied Bohemia Moravia Postcard from Nelli Mueller of Hagibor Forced Labor Camp, to Mother-in-Law Lida Mueller in Zebrak

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